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August 20, 2005

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One Whiskey, One Borbon, One Beer: The Long Island Ducks have brought back P Pedro Borbon, Jr. for the third time. This makes me happy. He has nine years of big league time for five different teams (ATL, LA, TOR, HOU, STL) and I’ve never had the opportunity to talk to him. Borbon pitched in the 1995 World Series for Atlanta, winning a ring in the process. He was recently in the Angels system and was pitching pretty well, but was let go. If this is the only roster move they make, I’ll be shocked.

Pride sign, activate Wilson: The Nashua Pride signed former Camden Riversharks C Eddie Wilson. Luis Rodriguez is injured and the team needed someone to fill in for a few days. Brian Becker was in the lineup tonight, which is a big boost for their lineup.

Christman Activated, Sobkowiak Gone: The Somerset Patriots activated P Tim Christman today to fill the roster spot left open by P Scott Sobkowiak, who did in fact leave for Taiwan. One thing that nobody told Christman, apparently, was that Glenn Murray can hit the ball a country mile. He did just that, and although that was the only hit Christman allowed over two innings, that was all Nashua needed for their 5-4 win.

P Scott Forster, who The Courier News’ Geoff Mosher reported would work out for the team, threw what was described as an excellent bullpen session. I suspect that the team will make a move to get him on the roster if they can before the homestand is over. While the team would have to release a player to get under 25, Billy Hall left the game tonight after one plate appearance after being nailed by a Colin Young fastball in the side. Hall had difficulty catching his breath, but stayed in the game only to be thrown out at the plate when trying to advance from third to home when the catcher threw to first on a grounder.

Hall’s status is uncertain, but even if he does go on the DL, it seems likely that the Patriots might go after a position player as well due to having an ample amount of pitchers. What happens in that scenario is anyone’s guess, so we’ll all just watch and wait for it to unfold over the next few days.

10Q Update: Again, not that it matters if I can’t get around to posting them, but interviews with Fernando Lunar, Jeremy Griffiths and Geoff Goetz are in the can. I’ve been thinking about maybe holding off on posting them until the off-season, but we’ll see. – Mike Ashmore

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